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Tennessee Titans & RB Chris Johnson Agree To Contract Extension

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The Tennessee Titans and pro bowl running back Chris Johnson have come to terms on a contract extension bringing an end to his 34-day holdout.

Johnson has been one of the NFL’s leading rushers the past three seasons and had been refusing to report to camp without a new deal. He was the 24th pick overall in the 2008 draft out of East Carolina, and become only the sixth man in NFL history to run for 2,000 yards when he ran for 2,006 yards in 2009.

The Titans had revised Johnson’s contract a year ago moving some money up in his contract, but he still was set to early only $1.065 million for this season.

Now Johnson will be under contract for the next six years through 2016, with the revised deal being worth $53.5 million with $30 million in guarantees.

The Titans (2-1) wrap up the preseason Thursday night against New Orleans, and will open the regular season on Sept. 11th at Jacksonville. Having the pro bowler back in the fold is crucial for new head coach Mike Munchak and a team coming of a 6-10 season.

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